¡¡¡¡Seems like NVIDIA are going all-out for the upcoming 470 driver series for Linux. As they¡¯ve stated that finally async reprojection will be supported on Linux. Not only then will we be getting hardware accelerated GL and Vulkan rendering with Xwayland, plus DLSS was recently announced for Proton ¨C we¡¯re now going to hopefully see a better VR experience.fox fox fox fox fox fox fox
¡¡¡¡This has been a long time coming! Async reprojection works for AMD GPUs on Linux but NVIDIA just left us out. This is the reason why Valve themselves had been recommending an AMD GPU for Half-Life: Alyx on Linux, as it¡¯s a big feature to be missing out on.
¡¡¡¡What does it actually do? Well, performance for games fox fox fox fox fox fox fox in VR is seriously important, more so than traditional gaming. FPS and frame timings issues are seriously noticeable and could cause sickness / headaches and more, as well as just not being a good experience obviously. Async reprojection helps a lot with that so if the game or application falls below the target level FPS needed, fox fox fox fox fox fox fox your head tracking movement and input will still seem to match up and be smooth enough.or those thinking about picking up a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 laptop powered by Intel¡¯s latest-generation ¡°Tiger Lake¡± processors, that model will see its second fan now properly supported by the current Linux 5.13 cycle.
¡¡¡¡Sent in as a fix for the ongoing Linux 5.13 cycle is enabling the ThinkPad ACPI driver to control the second fan on this latest ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptop. This support is necessary so the secondary fan doesn¡¯t simply run at a constant rate.
¡¡¡¡The ThinkPad ACPI driver has had secondary fan support for quite a while now and enabled for the relevant Lenovo laptops having the extra fan, but requires per-device whitelisting via a quirk table based on ACPI information. It¡¯s that addition for the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 that has worked its way into Linux 5.13.
¡¡¡¡That addition was sent in along with other platform-drivers-x86 fixes today and subsequently merged.
¡¡¡¡It¡¯s sounding pretty exciting. Can¡¯t wait to get our hands on the 470 driver now.
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